Caithness based chartered surveyor Peter Body has been designing, manufacturing and project managing self-build homes for 35 years. And, according to him, this experience can be distilled into just two pieces of advice to self-builders - keep it simple and think fabric first.
Scotland's population growth has slowed and net migration decreased over the past two years, according to population estimates from the National Records of Scotland. Statistics published today show the number of non-British nationals living in Scotland remaining stable, ending the period of growth following the EU expansion.
The number of European visitors to Scotland increased by 19% in 2018, according to official statistics released today. Overall there was a 10% increase in visits from overseas tourists and a 1.2% increase in domestic (Great Britain) overnight visits to Scotland.
FORT WILLIAM, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 24th) sold 123 store cattle, 5 adult head of breeding cattle, 12 OTM cattle and 746 sheep. Bullocks (61) averaged 215.6p and sold to 295.8p per kilo for a pair of 240kg Charolais crosses from Moy Farm, Banavie, and £980 gross a 520kg Limousin cross from Balmaglaster, Spean Bridge.
If you want to learn the Ukulele but can't find a teacher then you can now get lessons online from Pentland Music in Thurso via your computer. If you live locally its easy enough perhaps to go in for a lesson but if you live way out in the countryside or in another place far away you may want to take advantage of the live online lessons on offer.
Recommendations to make clear cost information available. New guidance to make it easier to plan the cost of funerals, burials and cremations has been published.
Join us in Inverness next month for a free seminar about doing business in Canada. Inverness - Thursday, 6 June Sign up today and hear from experts as they share information, insights and expertise to help you maximise the opportunities in Canada.
Over 153,000 breakdowns expected to occur on UK roads this weekend as drivers head off for the bank holiday weekend. Green Flag is predicting 21 breakdowns every minute between Friday and Tuesday.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 22nd) sold the complete dispersal of the pedigree Shorthorn herd from Smallburn Farm comprising of 21 adult head of breeding cattle. Lot 1 - Shawhill Fancy sired by Alvie Blue Eyedboy she has a heifer calf at foot and is back in calf to Meonside Javelin she sold for 4,000gns to Messrs S.
The Highland Council's Environmental Health Team is advising users of private water supplies to take preventative steps to preserve their drinking water. Following a mild Winter and Spring, there is increasing pressures on water supplies.
The public consultation on the proposed contents of the Highland Council Common Good Asset Register is due to close on Wednesday 5 June 2019. There is still time to consider the lists published on the Council's website and to make comments.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 22nd) sold 91 pedigree and commercial Luing cattle at their eleventh annual spring breeding sale sponsored by W & A Geddes and Harbro Ltd. Pedigree bulling heifers (47) averaged £2,084.36 and sold to 2,750gns (£2,887.50), twice for 25 month old heifers from Mr G.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 22nd) sold 329 adult head of breeding cattle at their special sale. Commercial bulling heifers (84) sold to £1,520 gross for a pair of Limousin crosses from Coldhome Farm, Fortrose.
A new £4.5m life sciences building was officially opened at Inverness Campus by the Deputy First Minister Mr John Swinney, on Monday 20 May 2019. Called ‘Solasta House', it offers flexible space for new and expanding technology and life sciences companies and is already home to eight companies and could be 75 percent full by the summer.
Almost £70 million has been invested in housing projects through the Building Scotland Fund (BSF) since its launch last year. This money has supported the development of 5,500 new homes and around 600 full time jobs The BSF, which is a precursor to the Scottish National Investment Bank, provides loans to support the delivery of homes both for sale and for rent.
The gender employment gap, which measures the difference between the employment rates for men and women, has decreased from 10.5 percentage points in 2008 to 7.6 percentage points in 2018. Scotland's Chief Statistician today published statistics on Regional Employment Patterns in Scotland from the Annual Population Survey (APS).
There will be minimal impact on PSA posts due to extensive work done to protect staff through the holding back over 50 vacant posts and identifying other opportunities within the council. We have committed to avoiding compulsory redundancies.
Electricity flowing from Bad á Cheò Wind Farm powers up to 22,000 homes per year. · All 13 turbines now exporting electricity · £133,250 annual community fund administrator announced.
The Highland Council, in partnership with Under One Roof Scotland, are inviting all private landlords to a special seminar specifically to look at issues surrounding common repairs and building maintenance in flats and how to deal with any problems that may arise. Under One Roof Scotland www.underoneroof.scot is an impartial online information site for flat owners and their advisers.
On Thursday (23 May 2019) polling stations across the Highlands will be open from 7am to 10pm for people to cast their vote in the European Elections. Already more than 16,551 people have returned postal votes.